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  • What does 'settled status' for EU citizens mean?

    By Adrienne Yong

    There are millions of EU citizens living in the UK - most have UK citizenship as well, but many do not. What does...

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    25 Jun 2018

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    There are millions of EU citizens living in the UK - most have UK citizenship as well, but many do not. What does settled status mean for them?  
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    The Prosecutors

    The Prosecutors focuses on how our criminal justice system works by following various prosecutions from start to finish. The series...

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    27 Mar 2018

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    Introductory level Updated 27 Mar 2018
    The Prosecutors focuses on how our criminal justice system works by following various prosecutions from start to finish. The series from The Open University...
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    26 Feb 2018

  • What do Europe's new data rules mean for children online?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Feb 2018
    We're only weeks away from the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] coming into effect - and it's not entirely clear what it means for children. Sonia...
  • Could Brexit allow the UK to drop the ban on cloning?

    By Hugh McLachlan

    Human cloning is currently banned under EU law. Brexit should allow the UK to dump this rule, believes Hugh McLachlan.

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    22 Feb 2018

  • Could Brexit allow the UK to drop the ban on cloning?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    Human cloning is currently banned under EU law. Brexit should allow the UK to dump this rule, believes Hugh McLachlan.
  • Green Brexit?

    By Julian Sayarer, Jennifer Jones

    Recent months have seen green added to the red, white and blue Brexit boasted by Theresa May. Green Party peer and...

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    10 mins

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    19 Feb 2018

  • Green Brexit?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Recent months have seen green added to the red, white and blue Brexit boasted by Theresa May. Green Party peer and Leave voter, Jenny Jones, explores the...
  • What is leading to a decline in trust in charities?

    By Professor Jonathan Garton

    Even before the damaging run of allegations of sexual impropriety amongst some Oxfam staff, trust in the charity...

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    13 Feb 2018

  • What is leading to a decline in trust in charities?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2018
    Even before the damaging run of allegations of sexual impropriety amongst some Oxfam staff, trust in the charity sector was falling. Jonathan Garton suggests...
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    19 Dec 2017

  • The inaugural lecture of Professor Edoardo Ongaro, Professor of Public Management

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    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 19 Dec 2017
    Join us at the Berrill Theatre and online on Tuesday 6th February 2018, 6-7pm for the inaugural lecture of Professor Edoardo Ongaro, titled 'Context in...
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    Five Tort Law Cases You Should Know

    By Rhonson Salim

    From the consumption of snail remnants, to Katie Hopkins getting in to deep water on Twitter, check out the stories...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Nov 2017

  • Five Tort Law Cases You Should Know

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 03 Nov 2017
    From the consumption of snail remnants, to Katie Hopkins getting in to deep water on Twitter, check out the stories of five extraordinary torts in these...
  • Strategies to reduce the prison population

    By David Scott

    Dr David Scott explores the rising prison population in the UK and considers a number of measures aimed at...

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    23 Oct 2017

  • Strategies to reduce the prison population

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Oct 2017
    Dr David Scott explores the rising prison population in the UK and considers a number of measures aimed at downsizing the system.  
  • Radical alternatives to prison

    By David Scott

    Dr David Scott considers the limitations of conventional prison facilities and proposes a number of radical...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    23 Oct 2017

  • Radical alternatives to prison

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Oct 2017
    Dr David Scott considers the limitations of conventional prison facilities and proposes a number of radical alternative ways of responding to human...

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    Starting with law: An overview of the law

    The law is an interesting and lively subject that touches upon all aspects of everyday life. But how are laws in the UK made and who makes them?...

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    The law is an interesting and lively subject that touches upon all aspects of...
  • Legal skills and debates in Scotland

    This free course, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, considers how laws are interpreted and applied. It looks at legislation, court judgments,...

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    This free course, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, considers how laws are...
  • Scottish courts and the law

    This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and purpose of the courts in Scotland and their relationship with the...

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    24 hours

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    24 Apr 2018

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    This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and...
  • Introduction to law in Wales

    This free course, Introduction to law in Wales, gives a brief overview of the legal history in Wales from the 12th century, followed by an overview...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    19 Feb 2018

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    This free course, Introduction to law in Wales, gives a brief overview of the...
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    Human rights and law

    Human rights now seem to take precedent over many areas of our lives, but where do these rights come from and how did they develop? This free...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Feb 2018

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    Human rights now seem to take precedent over many areas of our lives, but where do...
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    Starting with law

    This free course, Starting with law, explores key legal concepts such as legal capacity and the rights and responsibilities of the individual. You...

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    02 Jan 2018

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    This free course, Starting with law, explores key legal concepts such as legal...
  • Equity – law and idea

    This free course, Equity – law and idea, gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills in and knowledge and understanding of legal principles....

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    14 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    13 Dec 2017

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    This free course, Equity – law and idea, gives you the opportunity to broaden your...
  • Introduction to European Union law

    This free course introduces the law of the European Union. It provides a broad overview of the legal framework, including historic dimension, the...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    24 Aug 2017

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    This free course introduces the law of the European Union. It provides a broad...
  • Introducing research in law and beyond

    This free course, Introducing research in law and beyond, is designed to introduce you to the skills required to develop and complete a legal...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    09 May 2017

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    This free course, Introducing research in law and beyond, is designed to introduce...
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    Judges and the law

    How do judges make law? This free course, Judges and the law, will examine how the common law system works, the differences between 'civil code'...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Aug 2016

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    How do judges make law? This free course, Judges and the law, will examine how the...

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    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Jun 2018
    If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Jun 2018
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Certificate of Higher Education Open
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Jun 2018
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Jun 2018
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) Business Studies

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    BA (Honours) Business Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Jun 2018
    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...

    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Jun 2018
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....